Name:      Dianne F. Wood, Middle School EC Teacher
    Subject:  Homeroom - 8th Grade Social Skills
                   1st Period  - 8th Grade Math with Mr. Whitaker
                   2nd Period - TransMath (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade)                  
                   3rd Period - 6th and 7th Grade English/Language Arts with Mr. Salt
                   4th Period - 6th and 7th Grade Science with Mr. Whitaker
        This is my fifth year at The Kingswood School.  Prior to joining the faculty at Kingswood, I taught at West Forsyth High School for two years, and at Kernersville Middle School for 8 1/2 years.  At the high school level,  I have worked as an inclusion teacher in High School English/English I, Foundations of Math, Algebra I and II, and biology.  I have also taught OCS Algebra 1 and Study Skills.  WhiIe working in middle school, I was both an inclusion and a resource teacher.  At the middle school level, I have taught language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Corrective Reading.
         For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be working in middle school as indicated by my schedule above.  I look forward to each and every class.  I believe communication throughout the educational community (teachers, administrators, parents and other adults who are directly involved with each child) is of utmost importance.  I view this as sharing information in the child's best interest so support can be given both at school and at home.  All forms of communication are welcome - texts (336-655-6553), emails (dfwood@wsfcs.k12.nc.us), or scheduled conferences.  
         I am excited about being a part of The Kingswood faculty this year and having the opportunity in working with our students, along with the Crossnore staff.    
                                                                                                                    --  Ms. Wood 
    Now, on a more personal note . . .
           Prior to joining the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, I worked at Davidson County Community College as an instructor in the Adult Basic Education, GED, and Adult High School Programs.  I received by B.S. degree from Gardner-Webb University and a M.A.T. degree from Salem College in Learning Disabilities.  In 2010, I became National Board certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, Early Childhood through Young Adult.
           I reside in Winston-Salem with my husband and two chihuahuas.  I have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, and two grandsons.  My interests include attending local theater productions, and playing my ukelele.
    Summer is my favorite time of year and I enjoy all types of water activites, especially kayaking and standup paddle boarding.